This report will discuss the findings interviews with three individuals who have worked in formal organizations over an extended period of time. All three individuals should work in different organizations. They can be family members or family friends. By researching and writing this report, you will learn how to interview people, analyze interview data to write a paper, learn about the working lives of people, and perhaps most importantly, from an academic point of view, learn abstract thinking as you relate your findings to the class materials.
Format of the report: Start with an introduction describing the respondents and their work. Then trace their work life history. What job did they first start out with? Did they change their career? What different jobs have they had? And then discuss their current job. What do they do at work? How do the work systems impede or help them accomplish their work goals? What are the difficulties they face at work? Discuss their coworkers. How much cooperation do they get from coworkers? How much of their work depends on their coworkers contribution? How much support they get from their supervisor? How is their performance evaluated and how does it affect their work, and their future? What factors motivate them? What de-motivates them? What part of their job do they enjoy the most? The least? What could be done to make their work a more enjoyable experience? What could their organization or supervisors do to help them? What stops the supervisors from helping them? What are the turf issues? What are their future plans? Will they change careers? When do they plan to retire? What will they do after they retire? What are the similarities and differences in the experiences of the three respondents?